Projection of the future dimensions and costs of the genital herpes simplex type 2 epidemic in the United States.

@article{Fisman2002ProjectionOT,
  title={Projection of the future dimensions and costs of the genital herpes simplex type 2 epidemic in the United States.},
  author={David N. Fisman and Marc Lipsitch and Edward W. Hook and Sue J. Goldie},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={608-22}
}
BACKGROUND Infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) currently affects approximately 22% of adult Americans and increased markedly in prevalence between the late 1970s and early 1990s. Although some estimates of the costs of prevalent disease due to HSV-2 are available, selection of interventions to prevent HSV-2 infection, as well as evaluation of their potential cost-effectiveness, should take into account projected future costs that will result if the epidemic is left unchecked… CONTINUE READING

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